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TSE Featured Speakers Friday: Paulina Corvi & Rolando Espinoza

Meet the speakers at Catersource + The Special Event!

Paulina Corvi, Founder & CEO, Events by Paulina 

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Paulina Corvi is the Founder and CEO of Events by Paulina, a luxury wedding planning and design company specializing in Italian destination weddings. After planning her own wedding in Italy and realizing firsthand how disorganized and stressful the process can be, Paulina founded Events by Paulina to take the destination wedding experience to the next level.  

Having spent almost a decade working in strategy and business development for J.P. Morgan Private Bank before stepping into wedding planning, Paulina understands what it really takes to create and run a successful business. Her private bank experience also taught her how to deliver the first-class experience that luxury and ultra-high net worth clients often demand.  

Combining her corporate background with her eye for design, Paulina is deeply passionate about creating weddings that are truly seamless and once-in-a-lifetime. Named one of the best wedding planners in the world by Over the Moon in 2022, Paulina’s work has been featured in numerous outlets including Brides Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Style Me Pretty.  

In addition to wedding planning, Paulina also travels the world as a motivational speaker, focusing on business building, successful prospecting, and how to navigate the luxury market. Her speaking engagements include Virtuoso Travel Week, CateringSource, Engage Summit, WeddingPro COR, Event Planner EXPO, and Wedding MBA. Paulina holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University. Born in Taiwan, Paulina is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. Paulina lives in New York City with her husband Peter and their poodle LeBron. 

Key Business Insights I Learned Working in Finance 

Tuesday March 28, 1:15 p.m.

In a world where competition is high and industries are saturated, how do you truly stand out and build the business you want? In this session, Paulina Corvi, Founder & CEO of Events by Paulina, shares her go-to business best practices from her decade-long experience working at J.P. Morgan Private Bank before becoming a luxury destination wedding planner. Learn the rules of engagement to take your business to the next level. 

Rolando Espinoza, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Champagne Creative Group 

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Rolando Espinoza is the Co-Founder and Creative Director at Champagne Creative Group | Champagne Experiential Studios; a national, boutique art house curated for experiential marketing, digital solutions & activations. 

Producing original works since 2003, his 12,000 sq ft Las Vegas-based atelier works with a team of costume designers, performance artists, prop, fabrication and augmented reality (AR) designers. 

Adventures In AR: Adding the WOW Factor with Smartphones 

Tuesday March 28, 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to add interactive, digital WOW to in-person events! With hands-on demos, attendees use their own smartphones to experience four (4) different, real-time Augmented Reality (AR) experiences. More importantly, attendees will learn how to effectively use this tech at their next event. Designed for digital-newbies, trendy planners, experiential marketing pros and event nerds alike. 

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